Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

Local News

April 12, 2013

BAM! social media conference coming to PAC

ASHLAND — The second annual BAM! Social Media Conference, set for Thursday at the Paramount Arts Center, will offer a wide variety of speakers and topics and a wide variety of ways to experience the conference.

Organizer Jenny Holmes said topics will cover areas of interest to businesses, nonprofits, educators, marketing and public relations, entrepreneurs, storytellers and individuals.

More than two dozen topics will be explored by nationally known speakers and some workshops will be offered simultaneously.

However, that need not cause attendees to choose between workshops.

Holmes said BAM! will be videotaped and will be available on the website after the event, so those who find two or more workshops they’d like to attend that are offered at the same time may view the program online later. Attendees will receive a code to allow them to see the program.

Those who would like to attend, but cannot be there physically can still register online and receive a code so they may have access to the events online as they happen wherever they are. Last year’s conference was recorded and may be accessed on the website, too.

Some of the topics at this year’s conference will be:

Facebook 101 — Beginners: How not to embarrass your grandkids.

LinkedIn 101: The Fundamentals

Cyber Safety — software and features to assist employees with company-wide Internet safety.

A Framework for Social Media Marketing Strategic Planning — a structure to create social media strategies and action plans and interactive demonstration and hands-on crafting.

Content Marketing: Healthcare Focus.

Geekless HTML — Learn just enough HTML to manage blog posts and embed images and video.

Facebook Forever: Your cyber footprint.

Social Selling: Jewelry and More.

Holmes said those scheduled to speak are well known in their fields and attend and speak at social media conferences throughout the country.

For instance, Kimanzi Constable is an author who self-published two ebooks and sold more than 80,000 copies. A consultant, he works with companies worldwide to determine target audiences and use social media effectively.

Keynote speaker Erik Deckers, co-owner and vice president of Creative Services for Professional Blog Service in Indianapolis, has written books about the use of social media, including co-authoring “Twitter Marketing for Dummies.”

Ric Dragon is the author of “Social Marketology” and “DragonSearch Online Marketing Manual,” both published by McGraw Hill. He is a regular guest columnist for Marketing Land and Social Media Monthly and a speaker at many marketing and business conferences.

A social hour is planned at 5 p.m. and is included in the conference fee. Cost to attend just the social is $25.

LEE WARD can be reached at lward@dailyindependent.com or (606) 326-2661.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • 0419sciencehs.JPG Russell High School wins State Science Olympiad

    The long ride home from Bowling Green was tinged with disappointment for Russell High School students who believed they’d finished as also-rans in the state Science Olympiad last weekend.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419sciencems.JPG Russell Middle School state Science Olympiad champions

    From identifying hundreds of insects to designing and operating mechanical contraptions that just look like insects, a team of Russell Middle School students took their research and technical skills to the Science Olympiad in Bowling Green last week and came back state champions.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419melodies0148.jpg Kitchen jazzes up downtown lunch hour

    Some came to enjoy the relaxing sounds of cool jazz and traditional tunes at lunch, while others attended in hopes of picking up a few tricks from a master musician as guitarist Chris Kitchen kicked off the Melodies & Masterpieces concert series in downtown Ashland Friday afternoon.

    April 18, 2014 4 Photos

  • Sparks, Waddell in Carter Coronor’s race

    Incumbent George A. Sparks of Grayson will face challenger William Waddell of Olive Hill in the Democratic primary election for the Carter County coroner’s seat.

    April 18, 2014

  • 04/18/2014 — What's Happening

    Local news

    April 18, 2014

  • Bill3.jpg 'Dreams'

    It was in her own death that Donna Schoonover helped William Schoonover redefine his life.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • guyp-rodnew.jpg 'Uplifting people'

    The snow kept gospel singer Guy Penrod chilling a little longer than it should have this spring.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0418star0024.jpg Raising the roof

    Leaks will soon be a thing of the past at Star Elementary School, where workers are busy putting up a new roof.
     

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Fire at Russell care facility

    A care facility for the elderly in Russell was temporarily evacuated following a fire in the kitchen Wednesday night.
     

    April 18, 2014

  • Incumbent, newcomer vie for PVA position

    A longtime office-holder is facing a rare primary challenge in the Greenup County property valuation administrator race.

    April 18, 2014